May 04, 2021

Xander Naylor: "Export For Screens" video

Watch Xander Naylor video for Export For Screens. The "glitch" clip was made by animator Evan Cohen. About the inspiration for the track: "[It] stemmed from an afternoon struggling with the export settings on Adobe Illustrator. In my daily attempts to grapple with the phenomena of distraction – or maybe as a way of transmuting my frustration - I splice glitches of thought and reality into my works. I both chop wood and splice beats. I grow organic food and improvise organic sounds. I find stillness and spirituality in both consonance and dissonance, harmony and noise".

It is a track from his latest album Continuum: "an album that requires some time to get into. A working knowledge of what is going on in the world of avant-garde and world music is helpful. Naylor's use of dissonants, free-flowing chord changes and rhythmic risk taking are a joy for anyone who wants to be surprised and taken down roads that they did not even know were there. Woodwinds, brass and eerie vocals sit next to the "rock" instruments, not as competitors but as true collaborators. He has a vision and he is lucky to have a band that is able to play what he is hearing in his head".


HCTF review of Continuum.

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